Saturday 13 January 2018 - 19.25 to Saturday 10 March 2018 - 20.00

British Council has been proud to collaborate with Broadway Circuit in presenting a series of fascinating live theatre productions since 2014. From January 2018 onwards, join us for the National Theatre Live (NT Live) - Obsession new season screeings at selected cinemas in Hong Kong.   

PALACE ifc Broadway The ONE
19.25, Saturday 13 January 2018 19.35, Saturday 20 January 2018
17.15, Saturday 27 January 2018  19.35, Sunday 4 February 2018
19.25, Saturday 3 March 2018   
AMC Pacific Place MOViEMOViE Cityplaza
17.20, Sunday 21 January 2018 17.25, Saturday 10 February 2018 
17.25, Saturday 10 March 2018  

Book your tickets at PALACE ifc / Broadway The ONE / MOViE MOViE Cityplaza / AMC Pacific Place

“Jude Law smoulders” Daily Telegraph
“Jude Law broods compellingly in Ivo van Hove’s production”Financial Times
“A stylish stage version of Luchino Visconti’s film  Guardian

Director: Ivo van Hove
Cast: Jude Law, Halina Reijn
Adaptation: Jan Peter Gerrits
Language: English (Chinese subtitles)
Duration: 127 minutes

Jude Law (The Young Pope, The Talented Mr Ripley) stars in a new stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti’s 1943 film, Obsession, directed by the sought-after visionary Ivo van Hove (NT Live: A View from the Bridge).

Gino is a drifter, down-at-heel and magnetically handsome. At a road side restaurant he encounters husband and wife, Giuseppe and Giovanna. Irresistibly attracted to each other, Gino and Giovanna begin a fiery affair and plot to murder her husband. But, in this chilling tale of passion and destruction, the crime only serves to tear them apart.

Visconti’s seminal film gave rise to Italian neorealism, a cinematic movement highlighting the struggles of ordinary people in a time of upheaval. This is Van Hove’s fourth Visconti adaptation and features a company of Dutch and British actors led by Law, whose charismatic stage and screen performances have established him as one of the foremost actors of his generation.

The stage production of Obsession is produced by Barbican Theatre Productions Limited, London and Toneelgroep Amsterdam; co-commissioned by Wiener Festwochen and Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg; co-produced by Holland Festival and David Binder Productions; and supported by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

About National Theatre Live (NT Live)

A groundbreaking project by National Theatre of Great Britain, National Theatre Live (NT Live) broadcasts the best of British theatre live to cinemas around the world. Since 2009, NT Live has showcased more than 40 productions at more than 2,000 venues in over 50 countries, featuring some of the biggest names from British films and theatre, including Kenneth Branagh, Benedict Cumberbatch, Tom Hiddleston, Helen Mirrenand Julie Walters.